posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Nov 24, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
I've played GT since the PS1 days, alot has changed, Graphics, amount of cars, tracks etc. This one is the best yet, well worth the wait, but here's some things that might hurt your experience:
1.If you have a small tv it will suck! (i have a 55" lcd in my living room and a small 24" in my bedroom, tried both) You'll have to use the zoom feature on the menu if you want a good look at text, the races are good though. If you have a bigger tv you're fine.
2.Controls, they aren't bad but the defaults are wierd, the right stick throttle thing never really caught on for me, ive always used L2 R2. If you have a gaming wheel you're set, they have pretty much any PS3 compatible gaming wheel configuration.
3.The soundtrack and intro movie sucks, if you care for lots of techno some indie rock bands, or classical piano, then you will love the soundtrack...im a hard rock/metal guy so ill just keep to my HDD music. The intro is just a How its made video with piano and no narration...wierd.
All in all its a great game, i mean ive played Forza 3 and NFS Shift, while Forza is still my favorite, GT5 is well worth the 1000+ cars and great PS3 graphics.
I had bought a wheel online when I rented this game, but didn't get the wheel until a couple days after the game. Without the wheel, I thought this game was lacking, but once I started playing with the wheel it became amazing. Also it gets more fun when you start using premium cars. Once you turn off all the aids each car handles differently, sometimes to the extreme. As for upgrades, You've got a fair amount of choices with performance upgrades and can tweak certain things like suspension and gearing heavily. For visual upgrades, You have about 20 or so rims to choose from, a body kit and spoiler that can be added on, and a paint shop that is limited. Not sure if certain cars have multiple body kits to choose from but from the few cars I've checked with they've each only had 1. Anyway, this is a great game with amazing attention to detail.
Remember when Kevin Butler said that GT5 had to be the best racing game in the world? Well, he was right! Pholphony Digital has done it again with stunning graphics(they're even better in 3D), over 1000 cars, and realism in every way possible. Giving this a 10 was a no brainer for me, and I highly recommend this for any PS3 owner.
GT5 is outstanding in online multiplayer, and pretty good in split-screen multiplayer too. Controls aren't very hard. Getting the Bugatti Veyron is not hard, but it's not easy either. You just have to win the Gran Turismo World Championship, which is 5 races long. That is the ONLY way to get the Veyron. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY! I'd have to say, the most fun I've had on GT5 is when you're drivin a Veyron at 260 mph. The most I've gotten up to is 264 MPH!!!
Once again, I give this game a 10 and I hope you will too.